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Blog Entry The Supreme Court Judgment in Shreya Singhal and What It Does for Intermediary Liability in India?
by Jyoti Panday published Apr 11, 2015 last modified Apr 17, 2015 11:59 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Even as free speech advocates and users celebrate the Supreme Court of India's landmark judgment striking down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act of 2000, news that the Central government has begun work on drafting a new provision to replace the said section of the Act has been trickling in.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry No more 66A!
by Geetha Hariharan published Mar 24, 2015 last modified Mar 26, 2015 02:01 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has struck down Section 66A. Today was a great day for freedom of speech on the Internet! When Section 66A was in operation, if you made a statement that led to offence, you could be prosecuted. We are an offence-friendly nation, judging by media reports in the last year. It was a year of book-bans, website blocking and takedown requests. Facebook’s Transparency Report showed that next to the US, India made the most requests for information about user accounts. A complaint under Section 66A would be a ground for such requests.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Overview of the Constitutional Challenges to the IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 15, 2014 last modified Dec 19, 2014 09:01 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
There are currently ten cases before the Supreme Court challenging various provisions of the Information Technology Act, the rules made under that, and other laws, that are being heard jointly. Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan who's arguing Anoop M.K. v. Union of India has put together this chart that helps you track what's being challenged in each case.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Learning Forum: Transparency and Human Rights in the Digital Age
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 06, 2014 last modified Dec 04, 2014 04:14 PM — filed under: ,
Pranesh Prakash spoke at this event organized by Global Network Initiative on November 6, 2014 in California.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
National Consultation on Media Law
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 30, 2014 — filed under: , ,
The Law Commission of India and the National University, Delhi have joined hands to organize the National Consultation on Media Law at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on September 27 and 28, 2014. Nehaa Chaudhari participated in this event.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Centre for Internet and Society joins the Dynamic Coalition for Platform Responsibility
by Jyoti Panday published Sep 23, 2014 last modified Oct 07, 2014 10:54 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has joined the multistakeholder cooperative engagement amidst stakeholders towards creating Due Diligence Recommendations for online platforms and Model Contractual Provisions to be enshrined in ToS. This blog provides a brief background of the role of dynamic coalitions within the IGF structure, establishes the need for the coalition and provides an update on the action plan and next steps for interested stakeholders.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Report on CIS' Workshop at the IGF:'An Evidence Based Framework for Intermediary Liability'
by Jyoti Panday published Sep 22, 2014 last modified Sep 24, 2014 10:47 AM — filed under: , , , ,
An evidence based framework for intermediary liability' was organised to present evidence and discuss ongoing research on the changing definition, function and responsibilities of intermediaries across jurisdictions.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Zero Draft of Content Removal Best Practices White Paper
by Jyoti Panday published Aug 31, 2014 last modified Sep 10, 2014 07:11 AM — filed under: ,
EFF and CIS Intermediary Liability Project is aimed towards the creation of a set of principles for intermediary liability in consultation with groups of Internet-focused NGOs and the academic community.
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Minimising Legal Risks of Online Intermediaries while Protecting User Rights
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 29, 2014 last modified Jul 29, 2014 07:50 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in partnership with Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC.in) is organizing a workshop during the APrIGF event to be held at Crown Plaza, Greater Noida on August 5, 2014, 3.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Jyoti Panday will be a panelist.
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Blog Entry GNI and IAMAI Launch Interactive Slideshow Exploring Impact of India's Internet Laws
by Jyoti Panday published Jul 17, 2014 last modified Jul 17, 2014 12:01 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Global Network Initiative and the Internet and Mobile Association of India have come together to explain how India’s Internet and technology laws impact economic innovation and freedom of expression.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog